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    Sale 2027

    Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art

    17 September 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 503

    A LARGE BLUE-GROUND GILT-DECORATED BALUSTER VASE

    19TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A LARGE BLUE-GROUND GILT-DECORATED BALUSTER VASE
    19TH CENTURY
    The body painted in gilding with large lotus sprays, the two central lotus blossoms with large stamens supporting a cluster of peach, pomegranate and finger citron comprising the sanduo and positited above a ruyi head suspending twin fish, the character ji and a chime, with applied mask and ring handles on either side of the vase above large lotus blossoms and an endless knot hung from a further ruyi head, all below a bowstring band and ruyi-head border interspersed with bats grasping endless knots in their mouths on the shoulder, the neck with similar lotus sprays between archaistic leaf-form lappets and small ruyi heads, the base with apocryphal Qianlong mark in underglaze blue
    19¾ in. (50.2 cm.) high


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    Provenance

    Acquired in Japan in the 1960's.


    Pre-Lot Text

    THE PROPERTY OF A GENTLEMAN